Seasons with Chorale: 6
Previous LAMC solos:
Bach's St. Matthew Passion 2015, Mass in B minor 2013 and St. John Passion 2012; Handel Messiah, December 2012; Haydn's Creation, March 2012; Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem, October 2008; Faure's Requiem, Chinary Ung's SPIRAL XII
Voice Part CHORALE: Soprano
Hometown: Lafayette, CA/Berkeley
Bachelor of Music/USC
Where else do you teach/gig/conduct/sing/perform?
Solo concert work, film/TV soundtrack recording sessions
Guest Soloist with Long Beach Symphony in Barber's Knoxville, Summer of 1915, with Pacific Chorale in Brahms Requiem and in Poulenc Gloria, with San Luis Obispo Symphony in Mahler Symphony No. 2
Chinary Ung: Aura, with Southwest Chamber Music on Cambria Records; James Newton: Sacred Works on New World Records; Jorge Liderman: Song of Songs with San Francisco Contemporary Music Players on Bridge Records; numerous film soundtrack recording
Highlights of your musical career: Singing Strauss songs for New York City Ballet performances, Messiaen's Harawi with pianist Vicki Ray, Jonathan Harvey's Night Songs with Steven Stucky/L.A. Phil Green Umbrella, Chinary Ung's Aura performances in Cambodia and Vietnam
Favorite choral work(s): Can't choose! Too many!
A defining moment of favorite LA Master Chorale onstage experience: So many, but singing Wild Nights in Harmonium by John Adams definitely remains a peak experience for me!
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What L.A. experience do you consider essential for visitors/newcomers? Well, TACOS of course!